Fishes of the Middle Alabama Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Middle Alabama Watershed (03150203).  Clicking on the Scientific Name will deliver a wealth of information on the species held at the NatureServe site.

USGS has an interactive map of this watershed which will allow you to see the boundaries and to identify the various tributary names in this system (just hover the cursor over the appropriate creek or river!).

Scientific Name Common Name Occurrence Status
Notropis candidus Silverside Shiner Current
Notropis edwardraneyi Fluvial Shiner Current
Semotilus thoreauianus Dixie Chub Current
Ichthyomyzon castaneus Chestnut Lamprey Current
Notropis asperifrons Burrhead Shiner Current
Cycleptus meridionalis Southeastern Blue Sucker Current
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Current
Etheostoma rupestre Rock Darter Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw Minnow Current
Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow Current
Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi Silvery Minnow Current
Hybopsis winchelli Clear Chub Current
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner Current
Lythrurus bellus Pretty Shiner Current
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub Current
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver Chub Current
Nocomis leptocephalus Bluehead Chub Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Notropis ammophilus Orangefin Shiner Current
Notropis atherinoides Emerald Shiner Current
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook Lamprey Current
Lampetra aepyptera Least Brook Lamprey Current
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Amia calva Bowfin Current
Hiodon tergisus Mooneye Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Alosa alabamae Alabama Shad Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Campostoma oligolepis Largescale Stoneroller Current
Cyprinella callistia Alabama Shiner Current
Notropis baileyi Rough Shiner Current
Notropis chrosomus Rainbow Shiner Current
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner Current
Notropis stilbius Silverstripe Shiner Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Notropis volucellus Mimic Shiner Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Phenacobius catostomus Riffle Minnow Current
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose Minnow Current
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow Current
Pteronotropis welaka Bluenose Shiner Current
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek Chub Current
Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback Current
Carpiodes velifer Highfin Carpsucker Current
Erimyzon oblongus Creek Chubsucker Current
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Current
Hypentelium etowanum Alabama Hog Sucker Current
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown Bullhead Current
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker Current
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse Current
Moxostoma duquesnei Black Redhorse Current
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden Redhorse Current
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Ameiurus melas Black Bullhead Current
Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Noturus nocturnus Freckled Madtom Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow Current
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe Topminnow Current
Fundulus notti Bayou Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Fundulus stellifer Southern Studfish Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Morone chrysops White Bass Current
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Current
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Current
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Current
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted Sunfish Current
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Current
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish Current
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Current
Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish Current
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Current
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie Current
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Ammocrypta beani Naked Sand Darter Current
Ammocrypta meridiana Southern Sand Darter Current
Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter Current
Etheostoma fusiforme Swamp Darter Current
Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter Current
Etheostoma nigrum Johnny Darter Current
Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter Current
Etheostoma proeliare Cypress Darter Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Etheostoma artesiae Redspot Darter Current
Percina maculata Blackside Darter Current
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Percina sciera Dusky Darter Current
Percina shumardi River Darter Current
Percina vigil Saddleback Darter Current
Percina suttkusi Gulf Logperch Current
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Current
Percina kathae Mobile Logperch Current
Sander vitreus Walleye Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish Current
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish Current
Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Heterandria formosa Least Killifish Current
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Scaphirhynchus suttkusi Alabama Sturgeon Current
Notropis uranoscopus Skygazer Shiner Current
Etheostoma ramseyi Alabama Darter Current
Etheostoma zonifer Backwater Darter Current
Percina lenticula Freckled Darter Current
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker Historical
Noturus munitus Frecklebelly Madtom Historical
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter Historical

Bibliography:  NatureServe. 2012. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer. (Accessed: July 8, 2012 ).

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